May 31, 2012 Subject:
The Alpine Holiday (Hancock`s half hour).
Season 2, episode 1.
Original air date: 1 April 1957.
cast: Tony Hancock (Anthony Aloysius Hancock), Richard Wattis (Hotelier), Kenneth Williams (Yodeller of Dulwich), June Whitfield (Miss Dubois), John Vere (Air Passenger), Peggy Ann Clifford (Air Hostess), Dennis Chinnery (Air Pilot), Elizabeth Fraser (Autograph Hunter), Rose Howlett (Hotel Visitor), Clinton Ffrench (Air Passenger), Manville Tarrant (Porter), Victor Bryant (Swiss Gendarme: uncredited) and Patrick Milner (Swiss Gendarme: uncredited).
May 23, 2009 Subject:
Amusing Light 1950's Comedy
I'd like to thank the uploader of this comedic gem. Though on the DVD I have of the episode it's titled "Air Steward Hancock - The Last of Many". Either way, big thanks.
In this charmingly quaint episode, Hancock becomes a steward on an airplane, while a criminal, who Hancock appearantly has met before, is using the airplane to smuggle money out of the UK.
Though there is a notable goof towards the end (in real life, opening a door to an airplane during flight would of caused massive depressurization).
In the end though, this is an entertaining example of 50's British TV.